I'm also going to sip away at my standard bottles that never seem to disappear.
Then I'm also on a campaign to try some new distilleries and also sample a few more malts from those where I've only tried the standard 10 or 12.
les taylor wrote:I probably have about 90 or so different bottles of the better expressions from quite a few distilleries. So rather than just drinking the introductory malts I'm going to make inroads on some of my favourite bottles that I'm saving for a rainy day. Could be a good year.
So where's Caddington?
As I have cut back on quantity I'm going to make up for it with quality
On the other hand, I can't see me not having a bottle of Ardbeg 10, Uigeadail, Bruichladdich Infinity, Bruichladdich 15, Bunnahabhain 12, Laphroaig QC open in the house at all times.
So where's Caddington?
Mustarhead if you look east from Gloucestershire and when you see a rainbow the furthest point of the rainbow from you is a magical land where caddington is.
As for Darkest Ceru thats the wrong one. Thats the one in a parallel universe. Its really in Brightest Ceru.
P.s. just do a google.
The Compass Box Whiskies I've had were all good, just not at attractive price points. This may be one I'll get. It would be easier to make up my mind if the LCBO had one at a tasting tower...
I probably tasted more new drams in 2006 than any other year I can remember and I am planning to make 2007 even better.
Aside from this, I shall also be adding a few new bottles to my collection - but these will be investments and won't be opened.
Di Blasi wrote:I always enjoy trying new whisky. But I also look forward to tasting some old classics I've missed, that many of you say shouldn't be. And a Port Ellen 7th Release Wave?? Any release date set??
I can't remember the webpage where I saw about the up and coming 6th Release so I was able to snap up a bottle the day it became available, but page also mentioned a later 7th Release due sometime this year, unfortunately that could be anytime between now and December!
it is still quite early in the year to know what will be bottled during 2007, but knowing my personal penchant for Bruichladdich, I have to say any of the more interesting "Valinch" bottlings.
By interésting, I mean story-wise, although they all seem to do pretty well.
The PC5 was / is an absolute winner and I feel it will continue to rise.
I also think the Blacker Still has a good chance, but not in the short-term.
Watch out for ANY Macallan OB specials, either commemorating single events, or any new "ESC's".
Forget the new issue 18 year olds and concentrate on the older "Classic Label" ones (pre-1996).
Of course there will be many, many more. Probably a whole host of Ardbegs, but I do sense a growing move away from newer Ardbeg Single Casks as collectors are being asked to pay just too much for them.
The Islay Festival specials are always good to get hold of!
As a few distilleries change their presentations of bottles and labels, some of the "Standard" bottlings of today will become rare in the future - but this is a case where I really am talking of a minimum of 20 years!
If you fancy a great gamble (albeit an educated one), put a few HPs away in a dark corner and forget them for 20 years!
Yes, I know this is very hard to do as it's great whisky, but save the older presentations and drink the newer ones.
Roll on the retox! My birthday, Feb 4!
Intend to track down an F&F Bladnoch before it totally disappears...or gets prohibitvely expensive.
Otherwise, with a 20 month old daughter and cash flow limited at present, I reckon i'll be turning down a lot of great whiskies. Sniff, sob...
do you know just how many of the second edition were bottled?
I managed to get a bottle but there is no information that I can see about outrun numbers.
For sure it was limited, my order was cut to about a sixth of my request, so I would expect it to be a good risk.
I believe there was also a special club member bottling which would be an excellent one to get hold of if the opportunity arose.
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